Learn how to build playable scenarios on the PC with Roblox Studio
how to make a game on Roblox
Roblox is a virtual platform that offers an extensive catalog of scenarios available to play and make new friends online. The program already has more than 15 million ready games that can be played for free. Available for download on computers, Android phones and iPhone ( iOS ), and Xbox One, the program’s main attraction is the possibility of creating your own playable world. The creation system offers several tools in a menu that may seem complex, but it is very intuitive. Here’s how to create a Roblox game on your PC.
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Step 1. Register on the Roblox main page (www.roblox.com). After registering, you will have access to your profile. There you can add friends, modify your avatar, receive and send messages, change personal information and also create a game. But before that, you need to know the tools available;
Step 2. Install Roblox Studio. This program allows you to create games and then publish them on your profile on the platform. Roblox Studio lets you manipulate all models of maps and objects present in the game in any way you want. To download the program, visit the website: www.roblox.com/create. The system will check if the application is already installed on your machine. If not, the site will offer the download option;
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Step 3. Upon opening the program you will see the initial creation menu, which offers ready-made map options. The home screen displays all pre-assembled maps, but you can also select a thematic (Theme) or playable (Gameplay) map from the top menu. You can also choose between the first two basic map options and start creating them from scratch. In the side tab, on the left, are the buttons to create a new map, see the maps you have created, the recently modified models and the archived jobs.
Step 4. Now is the time to create your first game. In the example below, we use the blank template called “Baseplate”. With it you can create any scenario from scratch. There are several creation options. In the top menu you can choose the tools in the “Home” tab. They are shown on the left side of the screen, as well as tools for manipulating terrains and objects;
Step 5. You can still use a facilitating feature to map the basis of your creation in a simple and quick way with the “Generate” menu. Pre-made land is available there. Thus, the tool automatically and randomly fills the terrain with the information presented. In this image, the plain option was marked in the lower left corner, and the program filled the entire creation space with that option;
Step 6. After choosing the terrain type, use the “Toolbox” tab to choose the map elements. The resources are almost endless. You can use whatever is available. And, if you want, you can change the material type of the object, color and size at any time. In the upper tab “Model” it is possible to move, resize, rotate, add parts, change the shape of an object’s surface, add effects, among others. This is the option to edit the objects and shape the scenery the way you prefer;
Step 7. You can test the game’s features while creating. To do this, go to the “Test” tab and click “Play”. In this way you will be able to walk around the scene, see how the avatar behaves in face of the created objectives, how the NPCs act and experience, in the players’ perspective, everything that your creation has to offer;
Step 8. You can click “Stop” at any time to exit player mode and return to edit mode. In the “View” tab you choose which menu options are visible. The “Plugins” tab offers an advanced programming system for experienced programmers to work more freely and create their own components that will be implemented in the game;
Step 9. The time has come to save and publish the game. After completing the modifications, you can make your creation playable for the public. To do this, go to the top menu and click on “File” and select the option “Publish to Roblox” (or use the shortcut Alt + P);
Step 10. In “Basic Settings” select “Create a New Place” and choose the name, description of the map, the genre to which it belongs and, finally, make it public. You can also choose a snapshot to use as the game’s cover in the “Thumbnails” option. In “Access”, you can select which devices will be able to run the game, maximum number of players, slot filling mode, VIP access and the game pass price;
Step 11. In “Advanced Settings” you will find some advanced options about the game chat, types of gear (powers, teleportation and flight modes, weapons, among others) available and permissions for exclusive use or copy of the game. After configuring everything, click on “Create Place” and you’re done, your game will be live and visible to the public. You can still edit it in the future using the “Edit” option.